Medline opens new distribution centre in Quebec
Medline Canada officially opened its new distribution centre in Terrebonne, Que., to serve the needs of Quebecers with the delivery of critical medical supplies and equipment.
The new facility has 82 employees and covers 138,000 square feet, more than double the 65,000 square feet of Medline’s former Montreal East facility. At present, the centre handles approximately 6,000 different SKUs (stock-keeping units) of medical products.
Medline has an inventory and storage capacity in Quebec that can help ensure the availability of supplies and medical equipment to a wide range of hospitals, clinics, seniors’ residences, pharmacies and retail stores.
“The investment by Medline in this new Quebec distribution centre is visible evidence of our commitment to efficiently meeting Quebec’s medical supply needs while also creating jobs and growing in Quebec,” said Ernie Philip, President, Medline Canada. “We are pleased to join and become a proud contributor to the dynamic business community in Terrebonne and support the community’s environmental initiatives while promoting economic growth.”
“We welcome Medline Canada to Terrebonne and thank them for choosing this excellent location for their important medical supply distribution centre,” said Marc-André Plante, Mayor of Terrebonne. “We look forward to watching Medline Canada grow and prosper here in Terrebonne, as they continue in their critical work of providing vital supplies and equipment across the Quebec healthcare continuum.”
Medline’s new distribution centre replaces an older, much smaller Dufort et Lavigne facility in Montreal East, allowing Medline to expand its portfolio of products and to deliver orders to Quebec care providers in all regions on time and in full.
The new Medline Canada Terrebonne distribution centre is Health Canada certified and features logistics technology. Controlled temperature storage areas allow handling of any type of medical supplies and advanced technology has reduced paper use by 92 per cent.